Why not spend vacations in Vecchienna, in its Podere San Florestano/ Rosmarino and Ciclamino , a listed historic hamlet in “Maremma” in Tuscany, just between the provinces of Pisa, Grosetto and Siena? Maremma is still a little known part of Tuscany, with many natural reserves and parks as well as wonderful hilltops medieval villages, where you can practice and enjoy a lot of activities!
Vecchienna is a listed historic property, member of ADSI, the Italian Association of Historic Mansion. It has been built by François de Larderel, an early entrepreneur coming from France, and who designed the process to extract boric acid, that had many industrial uses at that time, from the fumes coming from the soil. He gave his name to a nearby city, Larderello, where a museum can be visited explaining the most interesting story of this geothermal energy region. Vecchienna, an 800 hectares estate just between the provinces of Pisa, Grosetto and Siena is mostly covered with forest (chestnuts, oaks, and pine trees), but it also produces extra virgin olive oil and raises free range cattle.
Views on the hills and sunsets are stupendous! It is at 35 minutes from the sea, where one can enjoy swimming, sailing and wind surf, and at 10 minutes Sasso Pisano offers a natural hot pool and a “biolake”. There are great hiking and cycling opportunities. But there is also a lot of small hilltops villages to discover such as Pomarance, Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina, Suvereto, and larger cities such as Massa Marittima or Livorno…The area was populated since the Etruscan times, and archaeology’s lovers will be able to visit the nearby Etruscan- Greek -Roman thermal baths, and on the sea shore, the Popolonia and Baratti National Archaeological Park.
And lovers of Italian cuisine can discover the specialties and wines of the Maremma in the many typical trattorias!
One former farm ( “Podere “ in Italian) belonging to Veccchienna, San Florestano, San Giuseppe and Ciclamino, has been restored and offers a wonderful possibility to spend amazing vacations, discovering astounding Maremma ! This Podere can host 15 people in 7 large bedrooms. The space can be divided in 2 units, hosting respectively 8 and 7 people, each one having its own large kitchen and its own loggia equipped to rest or eat outside watching the magnificent sunsets and the landscape.
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